Saturday, May 21, 2011
*[FMQB.com] The Memorial Day Weekend episode of the syndicated radio show, Carol Miller’s Get the Led Out, will feature a tribute to late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Bonham, who died in 1980, would have turned 63 on May 31, and this special edition of the program will air as part of the weekly radio series during the week of May 23-29. The episode will include interviews with Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Glenn Hughes of Black Country Communion, Alan White of Yes and the late drummer’s son, Jason Bonham. The show will also spotlight the original U.S. and U.K. newscasts announcing the untimely death of the legendary rocker. The news reports are from the archives of the show's producer, Denny Somach, who broke the original story on NBC’s Rock Report in September of 1980.
*[FMQB.com] Foo Fighters have been added to the lineup for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on June 5. The Foos will play "Walk," the second single from their new album, Wasting Light. It is the first appearance by the Foos at the Movie Awards since 2005. The awards show will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 5 with Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudekis hosting.
*[rollingstone.com] In the early Eighties Neil Young moved from genre to genre at a frantic pace – jumping from vocoder-infused New Wave to rockabilly to country in just a few short years. In 1984 and 1985 he toured with the country group the International Harvesters, playing a large number of songs that never found their way onto albums. On June 14th he's finally releasing some of this material on the archival live disc A Treasure. The set contains 12 tracks drawn from various shows on those tours, including five that have never been released. Check out a stream of "Amber Jean," a tribute to Young's daughter Amber that he began playing in concert just weeks after she was born.
Young just wrapped up his year-long Twisted Road American theater tour, and next month he's hitting the road with Buffalo Springfield for their first tour since 1968. He's supposedly working on the second volume of his massive Neil Young Archives box set, but when it's actually going to come out is anyone's guess. He tends to take his time on these things.
*Check out a video of The Main Street Gospel performing their new song "Beyond Repair" live in the studio...
*Mrs. Magician, a San Diego based four piece post-punk/pop group that features Jacob Turnbloom within their ranks, released a new 7" in March called The Spells. Both tracks can be downloaded for FREE HERE, where you can also find a link to purchase the vinyl. You can stream both tracks below...
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:53 PM